Program Objectives

MAPW Program


The purpose of the program is to help students:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Process Work approach to human experience

  • Recognize, appreciate and explore all aspects of experience – conscious or consensual, unconscious or dream-like, and subtle or ineffable

  • Use self-awareness techniques to work with one’s own difficult states, moods, biases, and emotions

  • Understand, appreciate and relate to the client’s social, cultural and historical context

  • Engage with the client’s less known, ambiguous, or marginalized experiences and make that knowledge available as a resource or intervention

  • Recognize, follow and engage with a client’s feedback, both verbal and non-verbal

  • Recognize the inherent wisdom of the client’s experience as the foundation of the counseling and facilitation process

  • Relate to peers and other professionals and to see ones work in the context of a larger system

  • Value all cultural and communication styles, and points of view, regardless of the facilitator’s, group’s or predominant cultural values

  • View conflict, personal difficulties and social challenges as resources for personal growth and change

  • Guide the client in both cognitive and experiential dimensions of his or her process through a variety of modalities including visual, auditory, proprioceptive and movement methods

  • View experiences, people and attitudes, which are outside of one’s identity, as aspects of oneself

  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical professional conduct